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Mayweather swaps the ring for the court after domestic

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr (pictured) gave his ex-girlfriend $200 to put under their daughter's pillow for a lost tooth before threatening, hitting and taking a cell phone from the woman in an argument that led to a felony charge last week, according to a police arrest report made public this week.

The 33-year-old Mayweather is quoted as threatening to kill 30-year-old Josie Harris and her new boyfriend during the argument early Thursday at a home in southwest Las Vegas, stating, "I'm going to have you both disappear," according to the report.

Mayweather faces a grand larceny charge over the missing mobile phone -- not domestic battery or assault -- after turning himself in to police on Friday. He was freed from jail on $3,000 bail pending a November 9 appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Police initially labelled the incident a battery domestic case. The arrest report about the scuffle is similar to an account Harris provided last week to obtain a Clark County Family Court protection order against Mayweather. Both say Mayweather was angry about her relationship with another man, and both say Mayweather grabbed Harris by her hair, hit her and twisted her arm while yelling that he would kill her.

The couple have three children, aged 7 to 10. The police report provided the account about tooth fairy money and about Mayweather giving an iPhone as a gift to his 10-year-old son. Only the police report includes a reference to the alleged theft of Harris' phone.

The value of the phone was put at about $322, meaning that Mayweather could face up to five years in state prison if he is convicted of taking items valued at less than $2,500.

Mayweather and Harris had three children during what Harris characterised for authorities as a 15-year "on and off" relationship. She said they lived together for seven years before separating in May. Police said Mayweather wanted to evict Harris from the house, which he owns.

Mayweather is one of the sport's most recognisable figures, with a record of 41-0 and 25 knock-outs.


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